View Poll Results: Why have you decided not to use illegal drugs?

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  • Because I hear horror stories about addiction to them

    15 25.86%
  • Because I know people personally who have suffered from addiction.

    17 29.31%
  • Because I am perfectly happy and serene without them (If it ain't broke...)

    31 53.45%
  • Because the consequences of their being illegal make life miserable for addicts

    12 20.69%
  • Simply because they are illegal

    11 18.97%
  • Other (specify in the thread if you would like)

    20 34.48%
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    What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    I was reading another thread where someone was claiming that drug use would increase dramatically if they were made legal. I wanted to get a handle on whether people commonly even consider the legal issue at all.

    I personally certainly never considered it when evaluating whether to start to use illegal drugs. Or, at least, it was only a fleeting consideration for me... I just kind of felt like no one had the right to tell me what to do. However, I did consider it when I decided to stop, because I saw that the fact that they were illegal was doing terrible things to the lives of the people who were sinking faster than I was.

    Perhaps I was saved by their being illegal, but I am wondering how common this is.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I was reading another thread where someone was claiming that drug use would increase dramatically if they were made legal. I wanted to get a handle on whether people commonly even consider the legal issue at all.

    I personally certainly never considered it when evaluating whether to start to use illegal drugs. Or, at least, it was only a fleeting consideration for me... I just kind of felt like no one had the right to tell me what to do. However, I did consider it when I decided to stop, because I saw that the fact that they were illegal was doing terrible things to the lives of the people who were sinking faster than I was.

    Perhaps I was saved by their being illegal, but I am wondering how common this is.
    If you ask me, drugs are a plague on society and that is why they are and always will be illegal.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    If you ask me, drugs are a plague on society and that is why they are and always will be illegal.
    Which drugs? That's a very vague term.

    By the way, I didn't vote because I use illegal drugs.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Which drugs? That's a very vague term.

    By the way, I didn't vote because I use illegal drugs.
    It's really not very vague. Consider any illegal ones you decided not to take (and simply leave out the ones you decided to take). Which illegal drugs have you decided not to take? When you decided not to take them, why did you decide not to?

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Which drugs? That's a very vague term.

    By the way, I didn't vote because I use illegal drugs.
    The illegal ones of course.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    It's really not very vague. Consider any illegal ones you decided not to take (and simply leave out the ones you decided to take). Which illegal drugs have you decided not to take? When you decided not to take them, why did you decide not to?
    Ah! I thought we were grouping all illegal substances under the umbrella of "illegal drugs".

    I have chosen not to do drugs that have major debilitating effects on the body. I am a fan of natural substances(Marijuana, Psilocybin, DMT, Salvia, etc.) that have little to no side effects.
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    The illegal ones of course.
    Okay, so how is Psilocybin('shrooms) or Marijuana a plague on society?
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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Okay, so how is Psilocybin('shrooms) or Marijuana a plague on society?
    Lets see

    -impairment of judgment
    -money sink
    -short term memory problems
    -addictive

    How do any of these effects benefit society. It has been my experience that people who smoke marijuana are usually lazy, lack a job (collect unemployment), lack motivation, and lack respect for law.

    You may enjoy it personally, but people who care about you pick up the slack and are forced to watch you drag yourself down.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    Spent my paycheck on rent.

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    Re: What Are Our Reasons That We Choose Not To Use Illegal Drugs

    I smoked a lot of weed when I was younger (and by a lot, I mean A LOT). I simply made the decision one day that I didn't want my life to be ruled by needing to get high 5 or 6 times a day, so I quit - stone cold turkey. Having said that, marijuana is a far different drug than cocaine, LSD, heroin, meth, etc... It is not physically addictive, it doesn't impair you the way other drugs (alcohol included) do and it's much easier to kick.

    My fiancee is a recovering addict. She's been clean for 10 years this month. Unless you live with an addict, have one in your family or experience it for yourself, you cannot possibly comprehend the mind of an addict. Us "normies" don't think the way addicts do. Our thinking process is completely different than that of an addict. I could go on and on, but unless you experience this for yourself, you can't truly get it.

    As far as the poll goes, I checked every one. Some of the best days in my life were spent getting stoned out of my mind. But the legal consequences of me continuing my use simply fell short of having a normal, drug-free life with a clean record. If they legalized pot (which they should) would I smoke it again, most likely, but I don't believe I would let it rule my life like I did when I was younger.
    Welfare (Food Stamps, WIC, etc...) are not entitlements. They are taxpayer funded handouts and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veteran's benefits are 'Entitlements' because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

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